A Christmas Homecoming

A common refrain from those living in care facilities is, “I just want to go home.” This sentiment is most often expressed by those in memory care who may not be able to remember why it was that they needed a safe, different environment in which to live. One facility I visited installed a bus […]

A Harvest of Memories

What is it about the first crisp morning of fall that brings a rush of nostalgia—especially to those of us with more than a few decades behind us? Of course so many of our memories are back-to-school ones. Even before the temperature begins to change, several of the stores I frequent set out their offerings […]

Family Ties

Mid-summer brings farmers’ markets, and I can’t visit one without looking for the freshest green beans I can find. Not just because I love fresh green beans, but because of the memory of close family ties they always invoke. A memory I have of my grandmother feels as if it happened only yesterday. She is […]

A Moving Experience: Part Two

In every move there is the physical side and the emotional side. Physically you are dealing with the logistics of the packers, the movers, the storage locker, what can’t be packed, where to put houseplants, pet relocation, etc. Even in a local move, the “to do” lists can be extensive. Then there is all the […]